2020 Archive of Excellence

Portfolios Slideshow

Click to see a slideshow of the Honorees


Kaitlyn Mills -1st Place

Gwyn Rush – 2nd Place
International Relations

Eve Barrett – 3rd Place
English-Creative Writing

Claire Moore
Philosophy & Public Health

Gwen Kirschke

Emma Olson

Taylor Parks
Public Health

Mihika Rao
Astrophysics and Economics

Honorable Mention

Adena Adams
Studio Art

Kayla Spinks
Biomedical Engineering

Antonella Basso

Leah Trotman
Public Health

Sydney Y.K. Brown

Charlotte Ward
Biochemistry &
Molecular Biology

Zoie Moore
Africana Studies

Arin Yost
International Relations &
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Our Judges

Chloe Alexander

Independent Artist and City of Hapeville Council Member

Chloe Alexander is a teaching artist living and working in Atlanta, GA. She earned a BFA in Printmaking in 2010 and an MEd in Education in 2014, both from Georgia State University.

In addition to her artistic practice, she currently serves as a City Councilperson with the City of Hapeville, with a focus on inclusive community engagement and public arts programming.

@thehaplessprintmaker.com on Instagram.

Jen Beard Mueller


Jen is an Associate Director of Curriculum Strategy for AT&T Retail, Leadership and Authorized Retail in 2020.

Previously Jen served as

•Training Delivery Associate Director for Cricket Wireless (Sales, Service and HQ), Mobility Sales and Service call center operations

•Adjunct Faculty MBA Instruction in Leadership and Communications at Mount Mary University (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

•25+ Years of Business Development and Channel Management

•Undergrad degree in Public Relations and Journalism – MBA in Marketing and Management

Personally, I am married to Scott and live in Marietta with our two rescue family members – Lucy and Freddy, our dog and cat.  I enjoy reading, cooking, making and travel (when we are safe to do so!)

Connect with me on social media!

Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenbeard/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jen.beard.71

My twitter handles:

Professional – @jenbeardmueller

Michelle Easley

Fulton County Schools

Michelle Easley is a project manager for Fulton County Schools.   Additionally, Michelle coordinated school library media programs for schools on all military bases – Air Force, Army, Marines, Coast Guard and Navy, in the United States, Cuba and Puerto Rico for the Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools operated by the Department of Defense Education Activity. 

She is a past president of the Georgia Library Media Association. She is the author of How to Increase Diversity in School Library Collections and Programs. She was a member of the American Association of School Librarians Presidential Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.  She has been a featured guest on the Inclusion School Podcast, discussing equity and diversity.  Michelle received both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from Florida A&M University, a Master of Arts and Teaching degree from Emory University, and the Specialist in Education degree from Georgia State University.

Michelle spends her free time volunteering with homeless women and youth.  She enjoys traveling and visiting libraries in every city she visits. She has two children, Madison, 15 and Richard 26.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/meeasleyme



Marion Owen

Center for Disease Control

Marion Owen works at the Center for Disease Control as a SharePoint developer.
I consider myself a ‘full-stack’ developer and I love dabbling in almost anything you can code with.

I love making ice cream for any occasion and will experiment with different flavors. In my free time, I love to dabble in woodworking and cooking! I am also easily bribed with food.


Robin WIllis

Piedmont Healthcare

Robin Willis is the Director of Talent Development & Learning at Piedmont Healthcare.
Married for 30 years with a passion for travel,
reading and all things Italian.

Email Address: rwillisjasper@gmail.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robinwillis


Taylah Martin

TheDIALECT Language Services

Taylah Martin is an Entrepreneur and Linguistic Consultant for TheDIALECT Language Services

I provide curriculum-building, tutoring, interpreting and translation services through my company, TheDIALECT Language Services.

I love to paint in my free time.

Website: www.thedialect.online




This year’s Digital Portfolio Showcase Reception was held via Zoom on November 22, 2020 at 3pm EST. Thank you to all who attended!

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